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10 Signs & Symptoms of Pancreatitis

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Everyone gets an occasional stomach ache, or feels under the weather now and again from something they ate, but when you are on the brink of a pancreatitis attack, you know it isn’t just a quick digestive issue. Pancreatitis is unbelievably painful, and usually requires hospitalization. The pancreas is responsible for breaking down everything you eat, so when it isn’t working normally it will start to show rather quickly.

There are exocrine glands that reside in the pancreas and they work on making enzymes needed to decompose heavy proteins and fats that you consume every day. For those that develop pancreatitis, it occurs when the organ can no longer support digesting those foods and the enzymes begin to eat away at the pancreas. Pretty scary to think that you have an internal organ that is literally destroying itself.

If you don’t catch it in time, it can be fatal so always consult with your doctor if you experience any severe abdominal region pain, especially if it radiates to the back area.

Here are the top 10 signs and symptoms of pancreatitis:

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